The 2023 Sweets & Snacks Expo Opens for its Final Year in Chicago
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CHICAGO, May 23, 2023 ~ The 26th annual Sweets & Snacks Expo opened this morning at McCormick Place in Chicago, offering attendees the opportunity to explore the latest confectionery and snack innovations, gain insights from industry experts, and make meaningful connections with thousands of professionals.

John Downs, president and CEO of the National Confectioners Association and Sweets & Snacks Expo host organization, noted that this year marks an important milestone for the show as it is its final year in Chicago.

"For more than 25 years, we have worked in collaboration with the city of Chicago to build and host the world's premier candy and snack show," said Downs. "The value that the Sweets & Snacks Expo brings to confectionery and snack companies is incredibly important and it contributes in a major way to the success of these two great categories."

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This year's expo features nearly 250 new exhibitors, over 210,000 square feet of sweet, salty and sour products, more than 800 exhibitors, 16,000 expected attendees, and an estimated $21 million economic impact on the city of Chicago. Attendees will also get a first look at products driving key trends such as brand collaborations, flavor mashups, social media friendly interactive treats, and all-inclusive options.

The Sweets & Snacks Expo will move to new host cities beginning in 2024 with a rotation of two years in Indianapolis followed by one year in Las Vegas until 2032. For more information on the show or media resources please visit the official Sweets & Snacks Expo Media Kit or email for interviews with a spokesperson.
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